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of o complying if they're ever served with a wiretap order. >>> stephen colbert will be back in new york city after facing what may have been his toughest audience yet, congress. the comedy central host testified about conditions facing america's undocumented farm workers. there was a little bit of confuse as to whether or not he was going to be testifying as stephen colbert or whether he would be in character -- well, check out his testimony. >> picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun. i have to say and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you're picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over. it turns out and i did not know this that most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on. where is the funding? >> for once, there's kind of a bipartisan agreement that colbert's testimony was anything but funny. republican congressman steve king said colbert mocked the entire process and steny hoyer told wallace
stephen could he berth's appearance before congress inappropriate. he testified in character on the topic of agricultural workers. jon here is a pretty bleak forecast for the american waistline. citizens of the world's richest countries are getting fatter. you knew that. did you know the u.s. is leading the way in the study predicts that three out of every four americans will be overweight or obese by the year 2020. our next guest is author of "eat this and live for kids" ron colbert is a family practitioner who specializes in weight loss. unbelievable to me that the number could be that bad, 75% in about what, nine, ten years? >> in ten years it's going to be 75%. now it's about two thirds or 67% of americans are overweight aerobees. so we're about to see an epidemic. as a hrult we are -- result we're going to have healthcare cost increases as well as governments are taking notice of this and they are saying hey, america is leading the way as the fattest country in the world. jon we've seen a proposal in new york city to reduce sugar in sodas, or get soda machines out of certain places.
theoretically won. >> it's so funny, you a great story in the piece about stephen colbert telling his wife their friend, jon stewart had been chosen to host "the daily show." >> she said, wait a minute, he was the quiet guy in the corner with the beard, not the funny one. what's he doing getting the show? stewart is a very smart guy. there's no magic formula as he says. he's worked hard at his humor, getting booed off stage in all the standard sort of start-up things. he lucked into a niche in some ways, "the daily show" existed before he took over as house. it wasn't nearly as political, as topical. he knew he wanted to give it some weight. but some things that have happened in the real world, many of them not funny, have given him openings. and the polarization of media, cable channels, fox obviously the biggest culprit, has given stewart a middle to both poke fun at and sort of represent in some ways. it's going to be interesting, with this rally he talked about last night, he seeing it as a piece of theater, as another goof on glenn beck and everybody else. whether he can do that and n
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